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Division Spotlight

Lase Ajayi, MD

President, San Diego County Medical Society
Chair of California Medical Association Council on Medical Service
2018 AAP-Chapter 3 Individual Special Achievement Award
2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Julia Beauchamp-Walters, MD

Medical Director, Sub-acute Unit, Helen Bernard Center for Medically Fragile Children
Medical Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Homecare and Supportive Homecare
2017, 2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Laurie Bernard Stover, MD

Department Chair of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital Medical Staff
Clinical Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division
2016-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Melissa Cameron, MD

Medical Director of Pediatric Simulation, Center for Innovative Learning, Rady Children’s Hospital 
Co-Medical Director of Children’s Hospital Emergency Transport Pediatric Team
2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Alicia Cantu, MD

Medical Director, San Diego County Juvenile Detention Facility
Medical Director, Imperial County Juvenile Detention Facility Tele-Medicine Services
Medical Director, Medical Consultation Services to Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

Amy Chong, MD

Physician Informaticist
2018-2019 Young Faculty Endowed Chair Award in Clinical Excellence
2018 CalHealthCares Award, Physicians for a Healthy California
2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Ami Doshi, MD

Galinson Family Endowed Chair, Rady Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics Physician Wellness Director
Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Rady Children's Hospital
2016-2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”
2020 PHM Virtual Regional Impact Award
2021 Doris A. Howell Award

Michelle Edmunds, MD

2018-2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Erin Stucky Fisher, MD

Co-lead for Pediatric Hospital Medicine subspecialty board recognition
Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director
Director of Pediatric Quality and Safety Graduate Medical Education (GME)
2015-2016, 2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”
2018 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Impact Award
2017, 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America

Daniel Hershey, MD

State of California SIDS Council
Resident Inpatient Pediatrics Rotation Director
Vice Chief of Hospital Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital Medical Staff
2018 The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Quality Improvement And Innovation Group Challenge Coin Award
2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Maria Huang, MD

Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Physician
2019-2020 Academy of Clinician Scholars Faculty Development Award
2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Manaswitha Khare, MD

APA Region 9 Co-Chair

2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence "Top Doctors"
2020, 2022 Rady Children's Specialists' of San Diego Medical Foundation Physician Development Fund Award

Annie Larrow, MD, MS

2020 AAP Section on Hospital and Palliative Medicine (SOHPM) Abstract Award

Begem Lee, MD

Quality Improvement Collaborative Leader, Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Emergency Department, Rady Children’s Hospital
2019-2020 UCSD Pediatric Residency Program – Attending of the Year
2020 UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars Whitehill Prize for Excellence
2018-2019,2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Christiane Lenzen, MD

Medical Behavioral Unit specialist (medical stabilization for patients with eating disorders)
2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence "Top Doctors"

Michael Levy, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Liaison to Respiratory Therapy
2018-2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Elizabeth Mannino Avila, MD

Advisory Council San Diego Milk Bank
2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence "Top Doctors"

Paul Parker, MD

2016 UCSD Pediatric Residency Program – Attending of the Year

Aarti Patel, MD, MEd

Co-chair, Doctor Wellness Advocacy Committee, Rady Children's HospitalPediatric Pediatric Hospital Medicine Associate Fellowship Director
2018-2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Heather Pierce, MD

Pediatric Residency Assistant Program Director of Quality Improvement
Rady Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (GME) Medical Director
2016-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Kyung (Kay) Rhee, MD, MSc, MA

Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Medical Behavioral Unit (medical stabilization for patients with eating disorders)

Leadership Council, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence "Top Doctors"

Tiranun “Jane” Rungvivatjarus, MD

Physician Informaticist
2019, 2021 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence "Top Doctors"
2020 Best Podium Presentation, Virtual NCE AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology

Sarah Schneider, MD

2019 UCSD Resident Wellness Award